OPINION: No amount of rules and regulations can make flying fail-safe but having no regulations would be catastrophic.
OPINION: The Government has acknowledged many state houses are not up to standard and have not been properly maintained.
OPINION: The foundations of the school disciplinary system were shaken last year when the parents of Lucan Battison went to the High Court to challenge his suspension from a college in Hastings because his hair was too long.
OPINION: Waikato regional councillors have unanimously adopted the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan Consultation Document.
OPINION: The competence of police officers and staff is at the heart of the Road Busters case.
Champion jockey won't have to look far to get latest on progress of top Ruakaka mare Rising Romance in Sydney.
OPINION: I'm writing this from a high window overlooking the Pacific Ocean, whipped up by a storm.
OPINION: Prime Minister John Key's plans to curb MPs' pay rises hit a snag last week.
OPINION: The confluence of a by-election and a spurt of infrastructure-development announcements in Northland inevitably raised questions in Parliament about the timing of National's interest in the backward region.
OPINION: The perpetrators of the 1080 formula scale must be caught, prosecuted and harshly penalised.
OPINION: Louise Upston, the Minister for Women, invited those at an International Women's Day breakfast to celebrate New Zealand women's achievements and look forward to where they wanted all women to be.
OPINION: There they were. I smelt them before I saw them, but I could see them all right.
OPINION: Call me old-fashioned, but I never thought you told people you were spying on them.
OPINION: Nelson-based Talley's, an international exporter of food products, has interests in the seafood, meat, dairy and vegetable sectors.
OPINION: For the last few weeks, I have been painting a cow.
OPINION: A thorough Government review of the extent of political lobbying with public funding is long overdue.
OPINION: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters disclosed on Waitangi Day he was considering running for the vacant Northland seat at the by-election on March 28.
OPINION: David Parker didn't get far when he asked John Key about Longhua Liu and Liu's $25,000 donation to National candidate Jami-Lee Ross.
OPINION: I'm wedded to digital technology but there's a dark side of internet life.
OPINION: Not all troop commitments have been put to a vote, and there is no legal requirement for Government to obtain Parliament's consent.